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BUILDING RESILIENCE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
A 40-Day Journey into Our Emotional Selves
Lent Program
Discover how prayer can strengthen your work for racial justice.
White supremacy is both internalized and institutional; it’s both systemic and enacted through everyday interactions. This 40-day practice will combine contemplative, prayerful practices (meditation and journaling, among others) with a focus on learning to recognize and respond to white supremacy within ourselves, in our interactions, and in our community. We will hold workshops at the beginning, middle, and end of this 40-day experience.
Embracing a Willingness to Be Disturbed and Committing to the 40-Day Practice
There are two options for this workshop: 
Feb. 18 at 10:30am and Feb. 21 at 6pm

This opening session introduces shared vocabulary, contemplative practices, and intentions/goals for the 40-day practice. We’ll look at how our intersectional identities position us in the work for racial justice and how we can build emotional literacies (embodied awareness, knowledge, response-abilities) to act from our social positions.


Practicing Interventions: An Interactive Workshop Using Theatre of the Oppressed
Sunday, Mar. 4, 11:30am - 2:30pmat Plymouth Church
(optional brunch served 10:30am - 11:30am)

Using theatre of the oppressed, we will witness and then stop the re-enactment of troubling scenes, suggest/act alternative resolutions, and actively analyze interventions into everyday microaggressions. The process of re-enacting troubling scenes, stopping them, and rehearsing alternatives enables us to see possibilities for change. This process equips us to act in our everyday lives for racial justice.
Looking to What’s Next: Continuing the Work and Committing for the Long Haul
Sunday, March 25th, 10:30 - noon at Plymouth Church

As a closing to the 40-day practice, this session looks both backward—at what’s come up or been revealed through contemplative practices—andforward—toward what we can do individually and collectively. Together, we’ll ask “what’s next?” and set intentions that may lead to individual or group action plans.
About Our Retreat Leader
Professor Beth Godbee of Marquette University calls Milwaukee home but maintains connections to many places, including East Tennessee, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. She writes from her identities as a white, feminist teacher and researcher; reiki and yoga practitioner; hiker and vegan. Beth’s deepest commitments are to equity, justice, and peace. These commitments lead her to think and write about intersectional identities, embodiment, power, and rights, among other matters.


Take a virtual Tour of Plymouth!
See the sanctuary and Douglas Commons.
Virtual Tour of Plymouth


2016 Plymouth UCC Confirmation Class
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